January 19, 2022
For Immediate Release
Jefferson County Public Health
Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics on January 29
JEFFERSON COUNTY— Vaccination clinics for children and adults will happen on Saturday, January 29 at Blue Heron Middle School in Port Townsend at the following times:
The clinics are organized and operated by the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management and Jefferson County Public Health.
More about eligibility/mix & match:
- You should receive your Moderna booster 5 months after receiving your second dose. Moderna boosters are half the dosage of a first or second dose.
- You may also receive a Moderna booster if you are 5 months past your second dose of Pfizer or two months past your Johnson & Johnson vaccination.
- If you are moderately to severely immunocompromised, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend you receive a full, third dose. (Moderna boosters are a ½ dose). Full, third doses will NOT be offered at these clinics. Contact your healthcare provider or local pharmacy to schedule a third dose, if needed.
Bring proof of vaccination if scheduling a second or booster dose.
Forms of proof include a vaccination card or a copy of your vaccination record from Washington State Department of Health, which you may retrieve at no cost by logging into https://wa.myir.net/register. Digital or hard copies of proof will be accepted.
The clinic will not replace lost vaccination cards. If your vaccination card is laminated, you will be issued an additional card with only the booster dose listed.
Additional ways to get a Moderna or Pfizer booster:
Vaccinations are also available at some area pharmacies and through healthcare providers. Click here to learn more: https://jeffersoncountypublichealth.org/1529/COVID-19-Vaccine.
Vaccinations for Children 5-11: Know Before You Go
Prepare your child for what to expect:
- Address your child’s concerns about receiving a vaccine.
- If your child is afraid the shot might hurt, tell them you will be right there so they can squeeze your hand and it will be finished before they can count to three.
- Let them know that getting vaccinated helps them to stay healthy and it also helps others around them stay healthy.
What to bring to your appointment:
- If applicable, proof of the child's first dose of vaccine.
- If possible, make sure your child wears a short-sleeved shirt under their jacket so the vaccinators can access their upper arm easily.
- Bring a book, cell phone, or tablet to help keep your child occupied while they are monitored for 15 minutes after being vaccinated.
- If you bring more than one child to the vaccination clinic, consider bringing another person along to help you.
Possible side effects:
As is true with other immunizations, your child may experience some side effects from one or both doses of the vaccine. Side effects may include:
- Pain, swelling or redness at the injection site
- Fever and chills
- Muscle and joint pain
These side effects are mild and generally don’t last beyond 24-48 hours. During that time, give your child plenty of liquids, allow time for extra rest and, if needed, give them an over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Putting an ice pack on the injection site might help to relieve the site tenderness.
Jefferson County Public Health
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